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Posted by William on 10/31/2006
Go for lunch and sit at the bar (filet tips are the best....nuf said). Otherwise it's simply overrated and there are 10 other steakhouses i can think of that you would rather spend your dough in.
Posted by JT on 06/13/2006
It's a beautiful place, the service is good, and simply ordering a glass of merlot rendered a better than expected wine-- What didn't impress me: the prices seem reasonable until you realize that you're typical $25 entre comes with absolutely nothing--like you're out on the boardwalk at Coney Island--so you need to spend perhaps another $10 to $20 for a single side dish, like mashed potatos or asparagus you could have made yourself at home. Personally, I don't go to pricey restaurants for home cooking--I've got my own kitchen for that. And for $8 a glass, the choice of merlot doesn't thrill me either--another thing I can do myself. If you want a deliciously prepared steak, go to Morton's. If you want potatos like you can get at El Fiasco's, go to Whole Foods. As for the service, it was all right but overeager. When the person I was taking to lunch said she didn't like the fried oysters--just didn't like them, not that they were bad--so some kind of painted up mama-san came rushing out to deal with our dissatisfaction. We begged to be allowed to continue our business lunch conversation, but this person didn't get the hint and actually not only kept talking at us, but served our food. It was awkward. Anyway, strange experience aside, I have to say that other than the actual, physical restaurant this place is nothing special. If they change the menu significantly, I can see going again, but otherwise it's off my list.
Posted by Chris P on 03/20/2006
At first, we were a little put-off by being seated in a back room, but it turned out to be a huge plus because the main rooms are really very loud. Our server was great, personable, knowledgeable, hospitable, but the service itself was off. We waited with half the appetizers on the table for almost 10 minutes, a few other little things. When they did come out, they were all incredible. Never let an unkind world be said about their crabcakes, because they are divine. The steaks were amazing. I had the porterhouse: the strip side juicy and flavorable and the filet side, just superb. Cooked to perfection. Not one person at the table had any, ahem, beef, whatsoever with their entrees. The au gratin potatoes are by far the way to go, and what kind of steakhouse doesn’t have creamed spinach? Maybe you can order it off the menu, but the spinach supreme or whatever was borderline inedible. It was spinach thrown in some heavy cream with bacon. Very, very disappointing. The lemon cake was jaw dropping and bitter-sweet chocolate lovers will gasp at the chocolate soufflé. I myself did not. Our waiter did put my mothers dessert on the menu because it was her birthday… a very classy move. Tiki Barber dining upstairs was also a huge plus, but that's just me.
Posted by Mike E on 03/16/2006
Steak was excellent, but at these prices, the sides, service,etc. are a little too inconsistent. However, at my last visit I made a comment to a waiter about the service and a manager came by pledging to "do the right thing". When we got the check, he took off the price of one of the bottles of wine that we had with dinner. Since he did that, I might give the place another shot. If he hadn't done that, I'd definitely go to other more consistent [with less attitude] steak houses[still will].
Posted by Anonymous on 02/03/2006
Crab cakes and steaks were amazing and far better than any other steak house in NYC area... Dont bother with Peter Luger or Ruth Chris....Del Frisco steaks are by far the best around.. Worth every penny! Enjoy
Posted by FoodisMyBusiness on 01/23/2006
I arrived on time for a 6:30 reso for 8. The rest of my party was seated already on the upper level. Typical steakhouse atmosphere. People wearing suits to jeans and sneakers. The upper level was a bit noisy, did not bother me, but the older members of my party were complaining. Service here is excellent. The staff served from the right and withdrew from the left. The manager should be proud. Wine list is well organized with a selection from various regions and wide range in price. They had proper stemware for each bottle we ordered. Spiegelau if I remember correctly. FOOD: The Shrimp was served 3 ways. Cocktail, Marinated and Reboulade. Nothing special, but the marinated was a change and gets the thumbs up. The crab cakes were excellent and the most memorable part of the meal. It was mostly lump with little carb product in it. I got to try the osso buco and the lamb. These were both dissapointing, but would be acceptable to someone who has not had others. I had the Ribeye Special which was 20oz. if my memory is correct. The member of the party paying for the meal ordered the same thing and his cut was by far better. It had better marbling and as a result surpassed my cut. This was the downfall of this restaurant because it shows an inconsistency in the perveyor which is being used. It could have been a fluke, which is perfectly understandable, but someone needs to monitor the items upon receiving. We order all of the side orders on the menu, they were typical steakhouse. Desserts were ok. Minus the Sara Lee quality lemon cake the waitress insisted was excellent. Overall, I would go back if I was not paying. There are other places to go with better food, but this I must say would be on my top 10 places to bring my trophy wife, girlfriend or escort/companion. For a party of 8, the meal was approx 1300 w/ tip and 3 bottles of wine.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/21/2006
I was recently taken here as part of the recruiting process by an investment bank. The food was of great quality, especially the chilled shrimp with three different sauces and the jumbo lump crab cakes, which had almost no filler. But my filet was no better than what I'd had the night before at Nick & Stef's, and definitely not as good as what I'd eaten the week before at Capital Grille. Plus, Capital Grille is a lot quieter, and service is significantly more solicitous. On my own dime, I'd go to Capital Grille over Del Frisco's any day, but Del Frisco's definitely has been people watching, what with the overabundance of white guys in power ties.